Michael DeForest Wilson

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Mike Wilson
Date of birth: (1947-10-20) October 20, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth: Wilmington, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: Dayton
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 14 / Pick 343
Organizations
As player:
1969-1970
1971
1974
1975
1975
1975
1976-1978
1979-1980
1983
1983
1983
Cincinnati Bengals[1] - NFL
Buffalo Bills[1] - NFL
Detroit Wheels - WFL
Chicago Winds - WFL
Philadelphia Bell - WFL
Kansas City Chiefs[1] - NFL
Hamilton Tiger-Cats - CFL
Edmonton Eskimos - CFL
Washington Federals[1] - USFL
Los Angeles Express[2] - USFL
Michigan Panthers - USFL
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star: 1980
Awards: 1979 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1979 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1980 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1980 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Michael DeForest Wilson (born October 20, 1947 in Wilmington, Ohio) was an American football player who played tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs from 1969 to 1975.[3]

He later played with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League from 1979–1980, where he was an All-Star and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award both seasons. Wilson is the only player to have ever played in the American, the National, the World, the Canadian, and the United States Football League.[citation needed]

Wilson played football at the University of Dayton, where he played both offensive tackle and fullback for the Flyers.[4] He graduated from Dayton in 1970.[5]

Wilson was drafted in the 14th round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.[6] After playing three games his rookie season, in 1970 he played in all 14 games, starting 12.[7]

Wilson was inducted into the University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.[8] He was inducted into the Wilmington High School athletic hall of fame in 2009.[9]

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